Nissan X-Trail 2018, to the test: One of the SUV best sellers premieres improvements to continue to battle

By | August 11, 2017
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There are things that are part of the identity of the whole country. In Mexico if we see this aspect from the perspective of the world automotive, we have cars such as the Vocho, Jetta, Tsuru and Sentra. In the segment of the SUV’s light we can place the Nissan X-Trail as the SUV next to the CR-V are almost tradition.

to Be honest, Nissan has understood what and how you want your SUV to the mexican, despite the fact that it is not the best quality or performance, it keeps disputing the tip continuously with its counterpart from Honda. Now it is turn to put your hands on of the new X-Trail and understand their changes to the more recent model. Do you happen to know him?

Very slight changes on the outside

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Since 2014 started designing the current generation X-Trail was not receiving changes. Now to the model 2018, the launch of the facelift half-life, at least on the outside is subtle. Because it now incorporates the latest evolution in the grill V-Motion, new LED headlights rolls, new design wheels, and skulls smoked. Outside of this it has not lost its essence, only reinforced it.

An interior that was remarkably enhanced

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One of the points that they were most counterweight to the X-Trail before its update was to the quality materials to the interior. For this update, fortunately, there was an improvement in that section.

For a start we can find a new wheel, equal to that of a Nissan Kicks, and it is not complaint, is appreciated because the previous one was not very aesthetic and it felt old. We continue with an insert in leather on the dashboard, in front of the airbag, a detail that greatly enhanced the aesthetics and perception of quality of the car. The contours of the vents stopped to have a silvery color to now offer color black.

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Its main competitors are the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5.

below the central part of the console has received a redesign, giving us a little more of space and a new shifter. Finally, the hard plastic of the lower areas are perceived of higher quality than in the past. Level assembly, it is also perceived as a product that is more solid and the presence of rechinidos lowered, not completely, but if significantly, especially when you have the sunroof open.

In this segment each time there are more rivals, and many of them will come with proposals that are very complete and remarkable of the best assemblies, and materials, against them the X-Trail to battle to defend themselves, however, compensates with equipment.

Well-equipped, but something essential these days he’d do even better

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we Tested the version Exclusive two rows of seats. Your capacity in the trunk is 1,112, litres and with seats folded it grows to 1,982 litres.

In the section of equipment offers us covered seats skin with electric adjustment for driver and front passenger, mirror-electrochromic, panoramic roof, dual zone air conditioning, instrument cluster color, cruise control speed, 7″touch screen with Nissan Connect, access to some social networks, Bluetooth connection, AM/FM radio, CD player, auxiliary input, USB ports and sound system Bose of eight speakers.

In the rear part offers outputs of air conditioning and the possibility of to go through forward or backward the rear seats to increase cargo space without folding down seats or to give us more space for legs. In the trunk has a capacity of 1,112 litres, with seats folded, it grows to 1,982 litres. Finally, it offers tailgate electric. The only thing that we would have seen see added, it would be Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

In the amenities not what it does wrong, and in safety, neither

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In the section security works well. Drawer and like almost everything the segment offers six air bags, traction control and stability, assistant ascent and descent assist, ABS brakes with electronic brake distribution, and detector and blind spot. Where it stands out is in the inclusion of the rearview camera with vision of 360 and emergency braking intelligent. The latter stops the car if it detects that we do not react with an object to the front.

X-Trail, an SUV for relaxed walks in the family

Nissan X-Trail 2018. Improved in areas where needed, especially to the interior, just need Nissan to work more on its performance and other details.

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Only the version Exclusive with three rows of seats carries the traction AWD.

To level driving, follows the philosophy of the whole segment, giving priority to the comfort and softness management. For this reason, filters out well-potholes, roads, slightly rough, bumps and other irregularities. Being a high vehicle we can not deny that there is body roll when we launched faster than normal in curves. His direction feels very assisted, man-made, with great focus on the softness, something that is appreciated in city-to-maneuver, but on road does not give the best feeling.

X-Trail 2018, is still moving with an engine four-cylinder 2.5-liter with 169 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, mated to a CVT transmission that sends power to the front axle. The engine is good, however, as the whole box CVT, its function is to search for the best consumption and therefore sometimes gets to feel awkward, especially when you want to do rebases or incorporated in any fast track. Usually, when you want to do something of the above, shalt thou plunge your foot on the accelerator and you will hear a lot of noise from the engine revolutionizing, but with a delivery of power gradual. If consumption speak, in town can offer between 7 and 8.5 km/l depending on the traffic. On the road, you can reach the 11 km/l.

The X-Trail 2018, should be in your garage if…

Nissan X-Trail Exclusice 2 Row 2018. Comfortable, spacious and well equipped. A better engine and a couple of materials with better tact would have been perfect. – – – #nissan #xtrail #suv #ilovemyjob #cars #carporn #carlifestyle #instacars

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What you’re looking for is a SUV light to go with your family, with very good cargo space and which provides a tilt to a style of management more quiet. Of course with a good dose of equipment in comfort and safety.
If you are looking for a better performance, better finishes, and assemblies, you can flip to see the Honda CR-V more equipped, as it only costs 9,000 pesos that the X-Trail that we tested. If only you focus on the quality and performance of materials, although sacrificing a bit of space, you can opt for Mazda CX-5 and even Ford Escape Titanium Ecoboost, both for less than 500,000 pesos.

the price of The X-Trail Exclusive 2 rows of seats is $500,400, while with three rows and traction (AWD), rises to $523,000.

At the end of the day, despite being an expensive product against rivals of better performance, finishes and materials, the X-Trail continues to enjoy good sales and are placed as the second best-selling of its segment. This is due to the facilities that the brand offers in order to acquire it. Being the output for which many consumers prefer.

If we talk about this segment, and products in balanced SEAT, Ateca and KIA Sportage are displayed as the best options in the balance of what you pay for what you get.


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To please

  • interior Space
  • automatic Braking of emergency
  • Softness in the city


  • Price, very expensive for not carrying turbo or a configuration of a driving more enjoyable
  • there’s Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • CVT Transmission

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